This wonderful video is about changing the way we educate everyone, but there are many lessons that are particularly relevant to little geeks. For example, recognising that we live in a world where kids are surrounded by information and input and embracing that fact rather than fighting it.
“Our children are living in the most intensively stimulating period in the history of the earth… and we’re penalising them for getting distracted.”
Regardless of geekiness though, this is fascinating insight into how the Western world’s current education system came to be, and a thought-provoking presentation on what needs to change.
And even if the content of the talk wasn’t great, it would be worth watching just for the entertaining animation.
[If you’d like to leave a comment, please do so on Evan Predavec’s original article from Wednesday.]